It’s been a while.

The break is nice although I miss blogging!

Hoping to get back in a groove after the first of the year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

Enjoying the quiet…

Well. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I’ll be honest with you here. I just couldn’t keep up. It’s hard when something has to give because of everything else going on.

Have you ever had to give something up even when you didn’t want to?

It was hard at first.  I felt like I was letting myself down because I enjoy both reading other blogs and writing my own. 

I also felt like I was letting a blogger friend down when I had to tell her I couldn’t be part of our weekly link up any longer. I enjoyed it but I couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.

It’s getting to be that time of year that just gets busy. Then a lot of really great things came into play and the blog just had to be put on a back burner.

It’s okay. I know my readers are full of grace and are willing to extend it!

For that, I thank you.

Silence and Prodigals {Living Proverbs 31}

It’s that time again. I’m late getting this up and I apologize.  Once in a while life gets in the way.  We can only do what we can do! 

Better late than never!

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My first feature is from Rachael over at DiAmOnDs In ThE rOuGh!  

She is talking about pregnancy, single parenthood, and abortion all in one post entitled When You Realize You Can No Longer Be Silent.

I can’t even do her post justice with a synopsis but I can say that the fact that she is speaking from experience is what I think makes this post amazing.  It’s easy to form an opinion but I truly believe once you’ve experienced something those opinions can alter and may even change. 

Her post was right in time for National Infant and Pregnancy Loss week last week.

Thank you Rachael!

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My second feature is from Dwaine at Intentionally Yours

One word : powerful.  Wow.

Many of us know the pain that can come with distancing yourself from someone.  It is no picnic to make this kind of decision with a friend or loved one. 

Dwaine writes from a place of peace.  He knows he is doing what he has to do for the prodigal in his life. 

Releasing The Prodigal is worth the read!! 

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Want to link up?  You can grab a button here and link up anything on Living Proverbs 31! 

remembering my babies

It’s definitely something you don’t forget.  The feeling.  The words.  The truth.  The pain.  The after.

I don’t think it’s talked about enough.  When it happened to me, I knew one person I could turn to.  We weren’t even that close but I knew her and knew she’d miscarried.

She ended up being my saving grace.

I didn’t need people to offer me their take on why it happened.  I certainly didn’t need to be told that it was probably God’s will.  Or the insinuation that my baby most likely had a deformity and this is why it happened.

What I needed was someone that would understand and listen.  I needed someone to be there for me and understand where I was during that time.

I needed to know that it was okay to grieve.  I needed to know that it was okay to be angry and joyful when my friends were all having new babies.   It was helpful to know that it was okay to hurt and be sad.

remembering

I’m not sure why it’s a topic that is not shared too often.  Since I went through it I talk about it all the time.  I want to keep those babies in the forefront of my mind. I don’t want to forget them.  They are part of my family even though they are in heaven.  We mention them in our prayers every single night.

I often think about how life would be different and that’s hard.  It’s not that I’m not happy with what I already have, I’m just still wonder what could have been.  What would they look like?  How would they get along with their siblings?  The questions are endless.

Are you still grieving a loss?  Do you have someone to talk with about it?  Is there someone in your life that can just listen to you vent? 

If not, please try to find one person you can share with.  It will be one of the most freeing things you’ll do to help you get over the loss.  Email me if you need to.  kelly (at) exceptionalistic (dot) com.  I’m happy to listen.  I understand and I’ve been there.

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This post was written to honor my angel babies for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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